James Jerome Belden

James Jerome Belden

Birth
Fabius, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 1 Jan 1904 (aged 78)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Sect 17 plot 35
Memorial ID 15802550 · View Source
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US Congressman. After completing his education in local schools and working in a Jefferson County store to learn bookkeeping and accounting he settled in Syracuse and went into banking. He later became active in construction, completing many railroad and public works projects. Belden was also President of the company that published the Syracuse Post. He was Mayor of Syracuse in 1877 and 1878. In 1887 he was elected to Congress as a Republican to fill the House vacancy caused by Frank Hiscock's resignation. Belden was reelected to three full terms and served from 1887 to 1895. After refusing to run for reelection in 1894, he ran again and won in 1896, serving one term. He then retired to Syracuse.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 18 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15802550
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Jerome Belden (30 Sep 1825–1 Jan 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15802550, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .